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Definition 1: make a solicitation or entreaty for something; request urgently or persistently - [verb of communication]

Samples where solicit or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • Henry IV solicited the Pope for a divorce
  • My neighbor keeps soliciting money for different charities

Synonyms for solicit in the sense of this definition

(solicit is a kind of ...) express the need or desire for

"She requested an extra bed in her room" "She called for room service" "when you call, always ask for Mary"

(... is a kind of solicit ) seek alms, as for religious purposes

(... is a kind of solicit ) solicit votes from potential voters in an electoral campaign

(... is a kind of solicit ) detain in conversation by or as if by holding on to the outer garments of; as for political or economic favors

Definition 2: approach with an offer of sexual favors - [verb of communication]

Samples where solicit or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he was solicited by a prostitute
  • The young man was caught soliciting in the park

Synonyms for solicit in the sense of this definition

(solicit is a kind of ...) make available or accessible, provide or furnish

"The conference center offers a health spa" "The hotel offers private meeting rooms"

(solicit has a similar meaning as ...) entice and trap

"The car salesman had snared three potential customers"

Definition 3: incite, move, or persuade to some act of lawlessness or insubordination - [verb of communication]

Samples where solicit or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • He was accused of soliciting his colleagues to destroy the documents

(solicit is a kind of ...) cause to do; cause to act in a specified manner

"The ads induced me to buy a VCR" "My children finally got me to buy a computer" "My wife made me buy a new sofa"

Definition 4: make a solicitation or petition for something desired - [verb of communication]

Samples where solicit or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • She is too shy to solicit

(solicit is a kind of ...) make a request or demand for something to somebody

"She asked him for a loan"

Samples where solicit or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • John is courting Mary

Synonyms for solicit in the sense of this definition

(solicit is a kind of ...) perform an action, or work out or perform (an action)

"think before you act" "We must move quickly" "The governor should act on the new energy bill" "The nanny acted quickly by grabbing the toddler and covering him with a wet towel"

(... is a kind of solicit ) pursue someone sexually or romantically

(... is a kind of solicit ) attract attention by displaying some body part or posing; of animals

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